Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana 2011

La Rioja Alta S.A., Vina Arana, Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Haro, La Rioja, Spain, 2011 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy of The Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L-115/S9 (on front label), a tempranillo dominated blend, with mazuelo (aka carinena, … Continue reading

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La Rioja Alta Ardanza 2009

La Rioja Alta S.A., Vina Ardanza, Reserva, DOCa Rioja, Labastida, La Rioja, Spain, 2009 On Rioja and its styles (courtesy of The Wine Society). This wine: lot No. L096 T-7 67 320 (below capsule), a blend of 80% tempranillo with … Continue reading

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Gimie Lilian d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Lilian, IGP Pays d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L07/07/17 (below capsule), a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €21 (07/18) Other Domaine Moulin … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Saint-Joseph 2014

M.Chapoutier, Les Granilites (single vineyard), AOC Saint-Joseph, Loire and Ardèche (Northern Rhone), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, 2014 On the Saint-Joseph appellation. It lies in the Ardeche (mostly), and Loire departments, running for 60 kms on the right bank of the Rhone, bordering … Continue reading

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Archimbaud T’rasses Larzac 2016

Domaine d’Archimbaud, L’Enfant Terrible, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Saint-Saturnin, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2016 On AOP Terrasse du Larzac and a map. This wine: lot No. L18/046/2 (on rear of bottle), organic, a blend of 60% mourvedre (aka monastrell in Spain, … Continue reading

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Sylvestre Terrasses Larzac 2014

Domaine Saint Sylvestre, Rouge, AOP Terrasses du Larzac, Puechabon, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2014 On AOP Terrasse du Larzac, with a map. This wine: lot No. L2 (on front label), organic, a blend of 70% syrah, 20% grenache noir, and 10% … Continue reading

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Thorle Rheinhessen 2015

Weingut Thörle (a member of the ‘wine in a bottle’ producer group [1], and Maxime Herkunft Rheinhessen), Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, Qualitatswein, Rheinhessen, Saulheim, Germany 2015 On Anbaugebiete Rheinhessen. Is the largest of the 13 German wine regions (map). … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2005

Chateau Musar, Wine of Lebanon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2005 This wine: lot No. L8.315-05 (on back label), a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, Waitrose offer, £22 (09/18) Last tasted: 13/04/19 (different lot), … Continue reading

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Bouscasse Madiran 2014

Alain Brumont, Château Bouscassé, AOP Madiran, Gers, Occitanie, 2014 On AOP Madiran. This wine: lot No. not found, so a single single bottling run, a blend of tannat, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, aged in oak barrique, 30-50% new, coated … Continue reading

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Aupilhac Montpeyroux 2015

Sylvain Fadat, Cuvée Aupilhac, Domaine d’Aupilhac, AOP Languedoc-Montpeyroux, Hérault, Occitanie, 2015 Kermit Lynch on Domaine d’Aupilhac. On Languedoc-Montpeyroux. This wine: lot No. L15006 (on front label), organic, a blend of 30% each of carignan (aka mazuelo) and mourvedre (aka mataro, … Continue reading

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